Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.

I Won’t Apologize for Being a Working Mother

Today I got all four-letter-words kind of mad. Working from Home with Children A customer talked to my manager and while giving feedback had some comments about me. This customer … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

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Click here to sign up for monthly updates on books, contests, and other fun stuff! Welcome to the Dreamless City, home of Tracy Cembor’s steampunk science fiction series. In a … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Go Big or Go Home

Changing jobs is scary.  If anyone else tells you otherwise, they’re lying.  Even if it is a bad situation, there’s still something comforting about the devil you know. So I … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dear Writer, How Can I Help?

I tell people I’m a writer, and more accurately when I tell them I’m self-publishing, I receive a range of responses that I group into a few categories: Polite bemusement … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · 3 Comments


I did a crazy thing and got published in an anthology.  I’m still rather amazed when I look at the cover.  See, my name, it’s right there.  (Pointing and gleeful … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sunscreen and a Status Update

Long time no talk, huh? Can’t believe how fast the end of the school year passed us by. Summer camp is in full swing now, and everyone in my house … Continue reading

June 1, 2015

The Price of Literature (A Rant)

I keep tripping over this question about the price of e-books. I stumble over it in blog posts, it sneaks up behind me and shouts BOO during podcasts, and I’m … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 6 Comments

Hitting a Rough Patch in My Writing

I was warned after I finished my writing workshop in January that writing would get difficult for a while. I thought I understood what that meant. I didn’t. The tough … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

This Mess Is Mine (also, a Wattpad experiment)

Happy February everyone! In a few days I’m going to be a year older, though I’m not sure if I’ll be any wiser. Maybe that’s some crazy kind of wisdom … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mapping My Road Ahead

I often find it useful to plan ahead by considering where I have already been.  I grew a lot as a writer over the past year, both in terms of craft … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

May the Muse Be with You

Life has been crazy (as usual) and I figured an update was in order.  I’ve been trying to write more, which means I have been blogging less.  Sadly, there are … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Writing Saga Continues

I have been writing!! It has been amazing!! With time being finite, however, there have been some choices to make, and sadly, blogging fell to the bottom of the list … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Of Days and Weeks

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Posting Schedule for 2014-15

Monday through Friday I will be posting about writing as business and craft, the science of creativity, all things steampunk, and progress on The Dreamless City.

Weekends are reserved for my Music Playlist.

Writers of the Future Honorable Mention

About the Author

Tracy Cembor attempts to juggle a preschooler and a baby, a full-time job, random geekery, and the writing life. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a steampunk urban fantasy novel. Come join the adventure.